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The Dawn’s Early Light

The Dawn’s Early Light. SATB, Cello, Four Guitars, 19′. Text: Life Among the Piutes (1883), Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c.1844–1891), ed. K.S., and “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814), Francis Scott Key (1779–1843). Commissioned for Conspirare and Craig Hella...

The Arc in Gramophone

Laurence Vittes praises The Arc in the Sky, the CD The Crossing, directed by Donald Nally, released this summer on Navona, in a thoughtful October 2019 Gramophone magazine review. My description of the work as a “65-minute pilgrimage for unaccompanied...

Jubilate Deo

Jubilate Deo. 6′. 2019. SATB, organ. Psalm 100, Latin. Commissioned by Ursinus College and dedicated to Dr. John French, on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of service to Ursinus College. Premiered 28 April 2019, Ursinus College Choir and Meistersingers,...

my son my son

my son my son. Text by Robert Lax SATB, 5′. Commissioned by Khorikos. Premiered 3 Nov 2018, Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, New York City. Except for the last movement, “The Arc,” I stayed away from Robert Lax’s most recognizable,...